Out and about with Funky Fitness

FUNKY Fitness and Fun continue to grow from strength to strength at the Satellite Centre in Greenfield with their fitness and well-being sessions.

In recent months, the group have been involved in an array of exciting community projects and events.

After visiting an accessible music festival in Bury, members delivered a variety of interactive workshops at Alt primary school.

These events included dance, music and rhythm, juggling, storytelling and drama, meditation and mindfulness, laughter yoga and emotional freedom technique, singing and signing sessions along with a further performance of the children’s story ‘Policeman Pete’.

Members will soon be gaining certificates for their various achievements. In dance for example, members have worked with the charity Dance Syndrome and performed at the George Lawton Hall to raise funds for the fire fighters and Oldham Mountain Rescue.

Funky Fitness enjoyed attending Community Brew at the Satellite on Wellington Road last month, helping to raise funds for Oldham Mountain Rescue.

As part of a Prince’s Trust activity, some members have also joined a group of young people to walk around Dovestone to assist them with their experience of people with additional needs.

Members have also been attending the Dementia Café interacting with the older residents at Lido House in Grotton.

“We plan to run a music quiz and photo memory session with them next month,” says leader Carita Smith.

Funky Fitness will run its own Festival at the Oddies, Royton on Saturday, September 22, including Bollywood and ballroom dancing, laughter yoga and other interactive fitness sessions when members will be given certificates witnessed by families and friends.

The group also arranges its own regular walking group and holds cookery sessions at Saddleworth Cookery School. Members are now taking part in a chocolate bar making competition, researching and preparing their entry.

“We’re using the Satellite more than three days a week now, using this great community centre to develop our creations and ideas, for preparation and rehearsals,” said Carita.

“We’re very grateful for all the support we get. Having a secure base like this, we’ve been able to increase our membership to 50, with over 30 vulnerable adults attending sessions.

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